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Why GDP Is Like GPA

It's an important indicator, but there's a lot it doesn't tell you.
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Hundreds Try To Influence The Supercommittee

The deficit-cutting supercommittee is the target of intense lobbying efforts. An NPR analysis found that more than 600 separate corporations, trade associations and interest groups have said they intend to lobby around the work of the committee of 12.
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Sarkozy Warns France Of More Belt-Tightening Ahead

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told French TV viewers to expect still deeper cuts in public spending as the country struggles to reduce its national debt. Speaking in a rare TV interview after returning from the Eurozone summit in Brussels, Sarkozy said it was a mistake to allow Greece to enter the Eurozone back in 2001 because its economy wasn't ready.
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Global Markets Rally After EU Leaders Set Debt Plan

U.S. stocks had one of their best days in weeks Thursday: The Dow jumped nearly 3 percent and prices in Europe went through the roof. The surge came after the announcement that European leaders finally agreed on a comprehensive plan to tackle their debt problems. Does the rally mean investors think the crisis is over?
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Oregon Counties Face Cuts As Timber Funds Dry Up

Hundreds of counties in dozens of states have less money to pay for schools, roads, health clinics and other basic services because of the loss of timber payments. In the 1990s, battles over the spotted owl slowed logging in the Pacific Northwest to a trickle. For the next two decades, once timber-dependent counties in Oregon and elsewhere came to rely on payments from the federal government to make up for lost revenues. Now, the law authorizing those payments has expired. Oregon Public Broadcasting's David Nogueras reports.

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